- Stitches are absorbable
- A clear tag of the absorbable stitch may be sticking out of the skin; snip the tag of the stitch close to your skin.
- May get steri-strips wet, but may not soak (bath tub, swimming, hot tub, etc.); pat area dry.
- Once steri-strips fall off and incision site is fully healed, water activity is unrestricted
- May gradually return to activity with no weight restrictions